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# max(+Number1, +Number2, -Maximum)

Unifies the maximum of Number1 and Number2 with Maximum.
*Number1*
- A number.
*Number2*
- A number.
*Maximum*
- Output: number.

## Description

This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable
arithmetic expressions. So the call to max(Number1, Number2, Maximum)
is equivalent to
Maximum is max(Number1, Number2)

which should be preferred for portability.
In coroutining mode, if Number1 or Number2 are uninstantiated, the call
to max/3 is delayed until these variables are instantiated.

### Modes and Determinism

### Exceptions

*(4) instantiation fault *
- Number1 or Number2 is not instantiated (non-coroutining mode only).
*(24) number expected *
- Number1 or Number2 is not of a numeric type.

## Examples

Result is max(5, 2). % gives Result = 5
Result is max(2_3, 3_4). % gives Result = 3_4
Result is max(5.0, 2.0). % gives Result = 5.0
Result is max(5, 2.0). % gives Result = 5.0 (the types are adjusted)
Result is max(5, 2_0). % gives Result = 5_0 (the types are adjusted)

## See Also

is / 2